The Old Man In The Attic

Author: John Albertone
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781635689464
Size: 19.55 MB
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Who can answer the age-old question “Why am I here?” Sebastian, the Old Man, encounters his answers on his daily strolls. They come not through long essays or deep philosophical musings but through encounters with his friends—a young fatherless boy named Miguel, a Russian immigrant called Alexi, and Vivian, a retired nurse. He has finished his book, an ardent writing task, believing that one’s essence unfolds like a novel with chapters penned by life’s trials and joys. His response to the trials and joys offers a glimpse into his soul. Vivian and Sebastian visit the town library, where he places his book on a shelf as if letting it go for one last time. For whom? Then Vivian walks him home and they bid good night. The next day fearing a shocking surprise, she brings the doctor. Together they find a present marked for Miguel at the foot of the Old Man’s bed. They both see the nearly empty pill bottle, but Vivian suspects the worst.

Flowers In The Attic

Author: V.C. Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451636949
Size: 19.18 MB
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Now a major Lifetime movie event—the classic story of forbidden love that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. Book One of the Dollanganger family saga. At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive . . . They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmother’s vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie, realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother . . . and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know. Book One of the Dollanganger series, the sequels include Petals in the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Then experience the attic from Christopher’s point of view in Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth and Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger.

The Real Dragon And Other Short Stories

Author: Pauline Baird Jones
Publisher: Pronoun
ISBN: 9781942583455
Size: 20.67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mayhem, romance and adventure runs through them… Together for the first time in one volume, Pauline Baird Jones’ science fiction romance short stories (with a little bit of steampunk swirled into some of them just for fun). Join Emma as she tries to puzzle out the mystery of her past, with a little help from her (mysteriously returned and talking) bearded dragon. Journey to Nebula Nine Station with Special Temporal Agent, Jane Jones, as she works with the handsome security chief to prevent a tragedy. Take a leap into the past with Prudence Pinkerton and sort out the mystery of the specters in the storm. Find out why going home for the holidays isn’t all cookies and eggnog. Dive into the two Project Enterprise short stories—a murder mystery with an alien twist, and join Ani as she faces down an automaton outlaw gang in old time Texas. Pauline Baird Jones is known for writing smart, quirky, funny fiction. Grab your copy of this collection? today!

Charles Dickens The Complete Short Stories 190 Christmas Tales Social Sketches Tales For Children Other Stories Illustrated

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026873143
Size: 16.63 MB
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This carefully crafted ebook: “CHARLES DICKENS – The Complete Short Stories: 190+ Christmas Tales, Social Sketches, Tales for Children & Other Stories (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Criticism Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Limitations of Dickens by Henry James The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang David Copperfield by Virginia Woolf Biographies Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster Dickens' London by M. F. Mansfield Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Skellig

Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444910636
Size: 13.36 MB
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The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . . Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.